ECE Student Career & Education Program

CDTC is accepting 2020-2021 ECE Educational Support Grant applications. This program provides support for specific educational expenses to students attending California Community Colleges. Students pursuing a career in early childhood or child development, MAY be eligible to apply for the new Educational Support Grant. All eligibility criteria included in the application.

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Educational Support Grant priorities

Priority 1: Employees of all direct-funded CDE/ELCD programs including center- based programs and family child care network programs or center- based programs with satellite family child care providers. This also includes co-located Head Start Programs. Employees of any program, center-based or licensed family child care homes, that serve children on a voucher basis for Alternative Payment services. Employees of all other programs including center-based and licensed family child care homes are eligible.

Priority 2: Students who are not currently employed (as described in the above Priority 1 requirement) and enrolled in a practicum course. Applicants who do not meet Priority 2 eligibility requirements MAY be placed in Priority 3, if eligible, AND if funds available.

Priority 3: Students who are not currently employed (as described in the above Priority 1 requirement) and enrolled in a minimum of 12 units at the same college (per semester/term). Priority 3 student funding limited to ECE courses only.

Additional eligibility criteria is included in the online application.

Eligible students MAY receive up to $46 per unit (courses completed with a ā€œCā€ or better). These courses could include ECE/Child Development course work, general education course work, remedial courses and child development work experience (general work experience course excluded). Limited funding is first come, first served

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Student Evaluations

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